RenMa Dojo participated with 8 athletes and won several successes in this year’s 11th Thessaloniki Kendo Cup which was held in Kolindros under the auspices of Atrapos Club. Our athletes participated in men and women categories Dan & Kyu, the team category and the children category (in which we won a medal for the first time in our history).
The distinctions of our athletes in detail:
KYU Individual Category:
Linos Lytras – 1st place
Iraklis Boubourakas – 3rd place
Nikos Lekkas – 3rd place
Helen Boumpouraka – 3rd place
The results we achieved in the championship have once again vindicated our hard efforts. We had a great time both inside and outside the shiaijo!!!
We would like to thank the Atrapos Club for organizing the event as well as the teachers Paul Budden, Michel Guentleur, Inoue Yoshinori, Kazuyo Matsuda, Alexandar Arabadjiyski, Ferenc Kovacs who came from abroad to teach at the seminar and to referee.
Finally we would to congratulate our three new first Dan’s Lytras Linos,Boumpourakas Hercules and Maroulis Gregory for achieving their first Dan rank.
Congratulations to all our athletes for their participation .It was an unforgettable experience!
This year the Greek National Kendo Team more dynamic than ever, is preparing fot All-European Kendo Championships to be held in Budapest on 12-14 May. Our athletes, as usual, have to cover all the expenses for transportation, accommodation and equipment costs from their own funds.
What can we do to support our athletes? We can send a small or large amount of money through the Generosity platform to support the team that will represent us.
The Japanese embassy is organizing a presentation/introductory Kendo lesson by the university of Tsukuba professor and world champion mr. Kunihide Koda with the help of Renma Dojo. We would like to thank the embassy for inviting us to this great event.